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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ophthalmology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 116 providers in this state and specialty

$495K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 116 providers in this state and specialty

829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 782 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

63% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$492K

2014

$488K

2015

$495K

2016

Number of Claims

4,868

2014

5,024

2015

5,021

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LATANOPROST 700

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 647

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

340

patients, 41% of all patients

2 2
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 641

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

317

patients, 38% of all patients

3 7
LUMIGAN 542

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 386

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

270

patients, 33% of all patients

A 5 14
TIMOLOL MALEATE 313

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
TRAVATAN Z 238

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

7 10
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

8 6
COMBIGAN 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
ALPHAGAN P 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

11 13
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

12 4
AZOPT 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

13 29
FLUOROMETHOLONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

14 23
SIMBRINZA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

14 28
RESTASIS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

16 11
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 13, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.